Genetic Finding Offers Hope for Orphan Disease, Chuvash Polycythemia, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Study  
6/23/2011 7:08:04 AM

New research conducted at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, offers hope for people with a rare disorder called Chuvash polycythemia. Polycythemia is a disease characterized by excessive production of red blood cells. Symptoms include an enlarged spleen, blood clots, an increased risk of stroke, and in some cases the disease is a precursor to acute leukemia.